As stated in class, I believe the slim look that kind of copies the European style of outfit is what Americans are striving for more so than ever. The idea of being thin and looking good is such a big subject and idea in America. I bet that over 50% of the new years resolutions in this country had to do with getting in better shape and looking slimmer. However, becoming slim is not an overnight process so that is where the clothes come in to create the slimmer look during the process. Vertical stripes, the color black, slim straight and skinny jeans, yoga pants, slim V Neck shirts, tailored outerwear, petite dresses and suiting all help create this look of “slim.” The slim look also creates a taller visual image. Although people do not actually grow when they wear slim clothing (Wish they did in my situation), the tight clothing creates a vertical illusion of a thinner taller figure. Americans are also obsessed with height so this clothing is in style for both the obsessions in this country.